Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Bookworm Wednesday: As You Wish

I've made it no secret that the Princess Bride is my favorite movie.  I might be obsessed with it, but I can go a while between viewings.  It's such a fun movie with a little bit of everything.  "Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles..."  Last winter-ish I read that Cary Elwes (Westley) was publishing a memoir about the making of the movie.  I knew right then and there that I needed that memoir.  Anybody who's a fan of the movie should read this.  It's stories about not only the making of the movie, but stories about the cast members like Andre the Giant.  His voice isn't the only one in the memoir either.  There are thoughts from the other actors, director, producer, writer.  Once I finished reading it, I popped in the DVD.


From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner.

The Princess Bride has been a family favorite for close to three decades. Ranked by the American Film Institute as one of the top 100 Greatest Love Stories and by the Writers Guild of America as one of the top 100 screenplays of all time, The Princess Bride will continue to resonate with audiences for years to come.

Cary Elwes was inspired to share his memories and give fans an unprecedented look into the creation of the film while participating in the twenty-fifth anniversary cast reunion. In As You Wish he has created an enchanting experience; in addition to never-before seen photos and interviews with his fellow cast mates, there are plenty of set secrets and backstage stories.

With a foreword by Rob Reiner and a limited edition original poster by acclaimed artist Shepard Fairey, As You Wish is a must-have for all fans of this beloved film.

4 comments:

  1. I haven't read this book yet or seen the movie, but I've been looking for a new book to read lately, so I'll have to check this one out. Thanks for the recommendation!

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    1. Saturday could be the perfect day to watch the movie. It's so good!

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  2. I may have told you this long time ago, but I still need to watch this movie all the way through. I think I watched it in High School?? But we never finished it or maybe I wasn't there when they did, LOL Anyhow, one of these days I need to pick it up and see why so many love it!

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    1. Of course I recommend seeing it. Don't wait for a TV viewing, they cut some things out to make up for time.

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